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8 July 2020

Independent audit of Facebook finds that some decisions were "significant setbacks for civil rights"; incl. company comments

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8 July 2020

Russia: New measures tightening control over internet infrastructure, online content & privacy of communications will severely undermine human rights, says HRW

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

Russia: Growing Internet Isolation, Control, Censorship, 18 June 2020 ...

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7 July 2020

NGO and corporate members of the Voluntary Principles Initiative urge for respect of human rights in public security organizations

On 7 July 2020, corporate and NGO members of the Voluntary Principles Initiative released a Joint Statement on Policing and Respect for Human Rights. Following weeks of demonstrations around the world condemning police brutality and systemic racism...

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5 July 2020

Cambodia: Authorities block over 50 garment workers to march & seek intervention from PM in demanding their unpaid benefits following factory's closure

Author: Davin Sen, Khmer Times

"Laid-off factory workers prevented from marching to PM’s residence", 02 June 2020...

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5 July 2020

Cambodia: Independent media & journalists express their concerns about recent arrests and threats related to their reporting

Author: Narin Sun, VOA

"Cambodia’s Use of Incitement Law Chills Press Freedom", 03 July 2020...

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4 July 2020

Cambodia: ACLEDA Bank accuses three CSOs of defamation in its statement and urges govt to take action following CSOs' report on workers' inability to repay debt

Author: RFA

"Cambodian Bank Demands ‘Action’ Against NGOs Who Say Workers Need Debt Relief", 02 July 2020...

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3 July 2020

Philippines: President signs controversial anti-terror bill into law, giving govt. more room to act against critics & opponents

Author: Pia Ranada, Rappler

"Duterte signs 'dangerous' anti-terror bill into law", 03 Jul 2020...

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30 June 2020

Cambodia: Phnom Penh Municipal Court charges a journalist over alleged incitement following his Facebook post criticising govt's response to COVID-19

Author: Buth Reaksmey Kongkea, Khmer Times

"Journalist charged with incitement in capital", 30 June 2020...

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30 June 2020
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30 June 2020

Togo: ECOWAS Court rules 2017 internet shutdowns were illegal & violated right to freedom of expression

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